Spark: A Creative Anthology
Empire & Great Jones Little Press




Spark is not a genre-specific anthology; we are looking for great stories without boundaries. Therefore, most genres are considered, including Speculative Fiction, Western, Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Crime, everything in-between, and impossible-to-classify works that blend elements from multiple categories. However, due to current market saturation, the specific sub-genre “Young Adult Paranormal Romance” has very little chance of acceptance unless it’s truly amazing.

Spark is looking for great writing that tells a compelling story, regardless of length. Even very short pieces, like flash fiction, should tell a story, though there will certainly be fewer dramatic elements developed than we’d see in a longer piece or novel. The presence of “story” is what distinguishes flash fiction from “vignette.”


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
General
Horror
Mystery/Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Western
Young Adult

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
2 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 12000 words
2 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 129 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 155.66 mean avg | 147 median | 642 max days
Responded:
79.84%
Accepted:
3.10%
Rejected:
76.74% (63.63% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
20.15%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
1.55%
Withdrawn:
18.60%
Pending:
75 pending responses (1 min | 171 mean avg | 136 median | 687 max days waiting)
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